[PATCH] Change md5 detection to cope with OpenIndiana

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jun 12 03:22:31 MDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-06-10 at 10:50 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> Hi, Andrew!
> On Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 05:56:05PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > This changes (again...) our system md5 detection to cope with how
> > OpenSolaris does md5.  I'm becoming increasingly convinced this isn't
> > worth our while (we should have just done samba_md5...), but for now
> > this change seems to work on FreeBSD, OpenIndiana and Linux with libbsd.
> This might be the case for MD5. But I would like to point
> out that in general I would strongly look at system-provided
> crypto libs for one reason: Hardware support. There probably
> is no MD5 hardware, but I am not sure I want to add
> assembler to Samba to support the AES instructions.
> System-provided libraries or even the kernel has a much
> better chance to do this than we have.


As I think we are in agreement on why this is worthwhile anyway, despite
being difficult, is there any chance you might be able to review and
push the change?


Andrew Bartlett

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